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Carol Courtney


Carol A. Courtney, PT, PhD, ATC, is a professor at the Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Science from the University of South Australia and Louisiana State University, and a PhD from the University of Miami. Dr. Courtney is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. In 1991 and 1992, she was chosen to serve on the USA medical staffs for the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, and the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Courtney has clinical expertise in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain and sports injury. Her research investigates the effects of knee joint injury and osteoarthritis on pain processing and joint function, as well as modulation of pain mechanisms through manual therapy interventions. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and conference presentations, and has presented both nationally and internationally on this research. She is the 2015 recipient of the AAOMPT John Mennell Service Award and the 2016 JOSPT Excellence in Research Award.

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Mentoring the Advanced Practitioner in Physical Therapy

Presented by Carol Courtney, PT, PhD, ATC, FAAOMPT and Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Mentoring the Advanced Practitioner in Physical Therapy

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Video Runtime: 73 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 18 Minutes

This course will explore methods to promote clinical reasoning and the inclusion of research evidence into clinical practice. Distinctions between serving as a clinical instructor, mentor, or life coach will be discussed. This course will discuss how orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) mentorship incorporates both the scope and dimensions of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) into the mentoring process. Both theoretical and practical aspects of how to encourage advanced diagnostic reasoning, clinical reasoning, and the transition from novice to expert will be deliberated.

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